E-bay gum! Imagine my reaction as I travelled 25 miles to provide a quotation to an excited lady, who wanted Balloons Galore to decorate the hall for her birthday celebrations in September, only to enter the lounge and find half-a-dozen packets lined up on the coffee table!
"I got these on Ebay ... they only cost me £50 and we'd like you to use these balloons" she said.
These bargain balloons were indeed the cheapest and nastiest balloons I have ever seen. In fact, one popped as soon as I started inflating it to demonstrate how useless the balloons were.
I politely enquired, "Do you ever take a piece of fish and a couple of spuds into the fish and chip shop and ask them to fry them?"
My message delivered, the lady accepted that her online purchase was a complete waste of money and that if she had only contacted me before pressing the 'buy it now' button, she would, in fact, have saved money!
The moral of this story is, of course, a timely reminder that you get exactly what you pay for and while Balloons Galore cannot compete with these internet auction sites, we can guarantee that we will only use the very best materials and provide an unrivalled level of customer service, in offering you complete peace of mind when it comes to your celebration decorations.
So, before you reach for your laptop, give Balloons Galore a call and talk to us first!